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Why Does My Furnace Smell When I First Turn It On?

Now that the first cold snaps have hit our area, many people are turning on their furnaces for the first time this season—and in addition to a houseful of warmth, they’re also getting a strange burning smell. So where’s that smell coming from and should you be worried?

Thankfully, the answer is quite simple—no furnace repair or replacement should be needed! Over the course of the summer, your heating system has been gathering dust and other debris—and that odor you smell when you turn it on for the first time is actually just that dust burning away. The smell should go away after one or two uses.

It’s also important to remember furnace maintenance at the start of the season. Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual maintenance. Contact us online by filling out the form on this page or call 732-455-9110 to set an appointment!

Our Furnace Maintenance Services

Although the smell of dust burning away when your first turn on your furnace may be unavoidable, there are a lot of other heating woes you can avoid altogether with regular maintenance. When you schedule a furnace maintenance appointment with the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning in central New Jersey, we will:

  • Check your thermostat calibration
  • Clean the furnace ignition assembly
  • Test the furnace starting capabilities
  • Monitor the flue draft
  • Inspect the gas piping
  • Change the air filter
  • Adjust the gas pressure and pilot
  • And much more

Learn more about what’s including in our furnace maintenance »

Save on Your Furnace Maintenance

Do you want to save money on your seasonal furnace maintenance and other services? Invest in a heating maintenance agreement with Arctic Air Conditioning. These money-saving contracts include:

  • Complete seasonal maintenance
  • Priority emergency service 7 days a week
  • 15% discount on any work during the contract period
  • And more!

Learn more about our heating service agreements »

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

If you live in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County, NJ, schedule your furnace maintenance today! We can help you avoid major problems during the season by checking for any issues now.

Contact us online or by phone at 732-455-9110!

Testimonials
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”Technician knows what he is working on and professionally really good and advise you on next steps for the HVAC and Cooling systems.”

- Pavankumar Patri
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”Alfredo was awesome. Polite, informative and trustworthy. I enjoyed having him here to service our two a/c units.”

- Scott Kance
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”We’ve had Arctic air over for different jobs and their technicians were always on time, professional, knowledgeable, and kind. We had the furnace and water heater replaced in addition to…”

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”My Heating and Cooling system was installed by Arctic Air Conditioning quite a few years back. Since then I have been using their seasonal service most of the time. They…”

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”The technician was on-time, friendly and very knowledgeable of the system. He gave us step by step info of what he was doing and why. He also offered a lot…”

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”Thank you to Artic air for making this whole experience a smooth one. It's good to know there are still good and reliable people and companies out here”

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”Arctic Air has been reliable for my family for many years starting with my grandparents, then parents and now my family. They came today and the technician knew exactly where…”

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”Great, service by Anthony M and he checks humidifier to make sure all are working right. Very professional. Pricey but need it done yearly.”

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”I am a retired field service engineer myself . My experience with this company was more than 110% positive rate from the office staff to the technicians parts department everybody…”

- Anthony Metta
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”Arctic Air is my go to place to HVAC repairs and service. Have used them for years, won’t use anyone else, they are the BEST!!!”

- Kathy Jaccard
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”Professional, courteous, reasonably priced and honest.”

- John Slipek
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”Tech was Alfredo who was excellent but I was disappointed that Arctic did not have circuit breaker to replace faulty breaker which I had I for them of before they…”

- Anthony Foti
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”I'd recommend Arctic air wholeheartedly. They are professional, courteous, and meticulous. The prices are excellent as well!”

- Diane Mecca
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”Used this company to purchase new AC and just did first maintenance. Everything fine and very professional, courteous service.”

- Lowell Weiner
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”Clogged a/c water line Great service very friendly and professional technician. Highly recommend!”

- Jackie Tarangelo
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”Great techs overall, knowledgeable, friendly yet professional, concerned about your safety, and they get the job done as soon as they can. We called on a Sunday about an issue…”

- jimwhoski
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”I called for an electrical issue, Sean came the same day. Was courteous, respectful & knowledgeable. I would recommend this company. I Googled electrician and Artic came up, I'm glad…”

- Sandy Helfrich
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”Replaced old ac unit and furnace. Extremely good work with clean installation. Highly recommend.”

- Revant Reddy
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